L'insegnamento prevede 1.0 CFU erogati con Didattica Innovativa come segue:
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Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (483) MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA MECCANICA
054829 - METHODS AND TOOLS FOR SYSTEMATIC INNOVATION B - PROBLEM SOLVING AND INVENTIVE DESIGN
054833 - METHODS AND TOOLS FOR SYSTEMATIC INNOVATION I.C.
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (498) FOOD ENGINEERING
054831 - METHODS AND TOOLS FOR SYSTEMATIC INNOVATION C - INNOVATION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The course provides theoretical and practical skills about the most recent methodologies for systematic innovation of products and processes with a specific focus on inventive problem solving techniques.
More in detail, the module "inventive design and problem solving" covers a range of techniques and tools supporting creative idea generation in engineering (e.g. Brainstorming, TRIZ - Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, Biologically-Inspired Design) and early assessment of the expected value and sustainability of a conceptual solution.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
By the end of the course, students will learn contents and practices according to what is defined in the learning objectives.
In terms of acquired knowledge and understanding, students will be able to:
- interpret and describe the characteristic features of design creativity, inventions, innovation and sustainable development;
- identify the industrial applications of systematic methods and tools supporting idea generation;
- describe the main stages of a Life Cycle Assessment study and the modelling techniques needed to represent elementary flows of resources and phases of the life cycle of a product/process.
Concerning the ability to apply the acquired knowledge and understanding, students will be able to:
- build a conceptual model (e.g. mind map, functional model, contradiction model, event diagram, cause-effect diagram) of a product or a process;
- exploit available knowledge to identify root causes of problems in products and processes;
- apply heuristics (e.g. derived from TRIZ, Bio-mimetics, analogical reasoning, Value Analysis) for triggering idea generation for conceptual design and problem solving;
- apply modelling techniques that enable the estimation of the product/process ecoprofile and/or its potential environmental impact in the early stages of a design process.
Eventually, project work activities will allow students to
- develop collaboration abilities through the interaction with the teammates;
- develop communication skills through the interaction with the industrial tutors;
- develop learning abilities by autonomously acquiring information and data needed for the development of the project activities.
Product development cycle and innovation. Technical creativity, dimensions, features and assessment criteria.
Elements of Systematic Design: Function-Behaviour-Structure, EMS function modelling, Conceptual Design phases.
Cognitive aspects of designing.
Introduction and fundamentals of TRIZ, Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. Reference models of TRIZ: problem solving process; representation of technical systems, problems and solutions (Function model, Contradiction model); reference models for robust thinking (System Operator). Instruments for developing conceptual solutions: System of Inventive Standards; pointers to physical, chemical and geometrical effects. Instruments for overcoming contradictions: Analysis of Contradictions, Inventive Principles, logic of ARIZ.
Bio-Inspired Design: aims and scopes, methods to search for bio-inspired solutions and their transfer into technical implementations. Reference models: SAPPhIRE, DANE, Biomimicry thinking, UNO-BID.
Sustainable innovation: Sustainable design principles. LCA: purpose of an LCA study and implications for the design of innovative solutions; structure of an LCA study (Goal and Scope, Life Cycle Inventory, Life Cycle Impact Assessment, Reporting); modelling techniques for the definition of flows of resources and phases of the product/process life cycle; existing approaches for the preliminary estimation of ecoprofiles/potential environmental impact of the product/process. Reflections on the implications for decision making in the design stage.
Students are suggested to follow this course having already assimilated the knowledge and competencies of the courses of the 1st yet of the mechanical engineerinsg study programme.
Modalità di valutazione
The course consists of lectures and practice sessions, including a collaborative project driven by an industrial case study proposed by partner companies.
The evaluation is based on:
- an individual written test based on the practical sessions proposed in the semester;
- on a project work developed in team evaluated also by industry executives;
- on a video where students are requested to elaborate a chosen topic among those included in the course syllabus.
More specifically, the assessment of the module consists of the following: - (50%) a written open-book individual test (for each module) with exercises similar to those proposed within the practice sessions, aimed at checking the acquisition of the knowledge and related application abilities; some exercises require the application of the software tools presented within the semester;
-(50%) a project work developed in team (3-4 members each): evaluation is based on the review sessions along the semester and on the final presentation embedding a short video to communicate the project. The project work allows checking the achievement of expected results in terms of application abilities, learning and communication skills.
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